cochlear implant


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cochlear implant

n.
An electronic apparatus that allows people with severe hearing loss to recognize some sounds, especially speech sounds, and that consists chiefly of a microphone and receiver, a processor that converts speech into electronic signals, and an array of electrodes that transmit the signals to the cochlear nerve in the inner ear.

cochlear implant

(ˈkɒklɪə)
n
(Medicine) a device that stimulates the acoustic nerve in the inner ear in order to produce some form of hearing in people who are deaf from inner ear disease

coch′lear im′plant


n.
a surgically implanted hearing aid that converts sound reaching the cochlea into electrical impulses that are transmitted by wire to the auditory nerve.
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Cochlear implant has become a routine surgery in the united states and worldwide for the management of severe to profound sensor neural hearing loss the team concept in cochlear implant surgery, evaluation allows for an exchange of information between the surgeon and other members of the implant and rehabilitation process including speech and language therapists, audiologists, psychologists and social workers the patient may first be seen and identified as an implant candidate by an audiologist, various issues are taken into consideration including medical aspects of the patients history, the radiological studies and the audio logical evaluation.
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